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A Delicious Tour of Local History with Singapore Chinese Orchestra

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We all love food here in the Little Red Dot! What better way to teach your child about Singapore’s rich culinary tradition than through music at Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s Young Children’s Concert Series?

Do your kids have a cultural curiosity mamas? Of course they do, we hear you cry! Then head to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra‘s Young Children’s Concert Series and snap up your tickets for the fun and educational Mandarin show Ah De’s Voyage to Nanyang 3: Food Paradise, quick sharp! Kids will learn about the heritage of local delights, Singapore’s food culture, and get to tune into beautiful Chinese orchestral music – they’ll even hear a melody about Hainanese Chicken Rice, Roti Prata and Nanyang Breakfast!


Food Paradise is the SCO’s third musical show about local heritage. Ah De’s Voyage to Nanyang 3: Food Paradise is the next part of Ah De’s story. In the first instalment he told Singapore’s fascinating story through Chinese music, and took the audience on a virtual tour around Chinatown (Tunes of Old Streets), visiting famous laneways and vibrant shop houses. In the second part, he told the story of local street opera (Mesmerising Street Opera) and collaborated with Paper Monkey Theatre to tell the audience the story through the medium of puppetry. The first two instalments in the Voyage to Nanyang Series are now on DVD and are available for sale at the concert!

In this show, Ah De is back to give kids a musical history tour. Literally roti prata, nanyang breakfast and Hainanese Chicken Rice played out in music! The audience will be taken on a history tour of hawkers, with the countries top 3 meals dishing up inspiration for a fabulous musical piece by Eric Watson. This will no doubt induce lots of hand pulling afterwards and requests to go to the nearest hawker centre. Slurp!

The Sense of Smell Exhibition will launch on 7 November alongside the concert. At this free, interactive installation, kids get to smell some common spices used in Singapore’s most famous dishes. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the International Flavour and Fragrances Institute (IFF).


Ah De’s Voyage to Nanyang 3: Food Paradise is on 6 November 2015 (Fri), 10.30am, 7 November (Sat), 2.30 & 5pm at the SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Tanjong Pagar. Ticket prices are $25 (before SISTIC fee) with 10% off for family bundles of 3 tickets and above. Purchase them online at SISTIC, or ring them on (+65) 6348 5555.

The Sense of Smell Exhibition is on 7 November, 1.30pm & 4pm at the Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1. Snag those tickets mamas and make sure you pop in for a chicken rice or roti prata after!

Brought to you in partnership with Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

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